Palestine mole rat

Palestine mole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Spalacinae
Species : Nannospalax ehrenbergi

 

The Middle east blind mole rat, palestine mole rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Palestine mole rat
A young / baby of a Palestine mole rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Palestine mole rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Palestine mole rat habitats
Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation and Shrubland
Some facts about the
Palestine mole rat

Adult weight : 0.16 kg (0.352 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 15 years

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 1

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.134 kg (0.2948 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the Palestine mole rat

The favorite foods of the Palestine mole rats are roots, bulbs, and tubers, although the Zoo residents eat almost any fruit or vegetable.

The favorite foods of the Palestine mole rats are roots, bulbs, and tubers. (Full text)

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